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Mariners 4, Twins 3: Not Quite

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Cruz’s two homer game was too much to overcome.

Seattle Mariners v Minnesota Twins Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

This game was the final home game of the year for the Twins. In the end, it was decided by just a single run, and the Twins finished their season with a home record of 30-51.

The Twins got the scoring started today, actually, on a double play hit by Joe Mauer. The Mariners answered that run with a solo blast from Nelson Cruz (40) to tie the game.

In the bottom of the 2nd, Max Kepler heard me, and hit his 17th homer to give the Twins a 2-1 lead.

All was quiet in the 3rd and 4th innings, but in the 5th Jesus Sucre hit a 2-run blast to push the Mariners out in front, 3-2. Then, another solo dong from Nelson Cruz (41) made it 4-2, Mariners, in the 6th.

The Twins answered that run with one of their own, courtesy of Juan Centeno, who backed Robbie Grossman’s double with a single. 4-3, SEA.

Unfortunately, that was the last run to be scored today. The bullpens for both teams came out and traded 3 pairs of 0’s to end the game.

Studs:

Grossman (3-3, BB), Max Kepler (HR)

Duds:

Kennys Vargas (0-4, 3 K)

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